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AJS Women’s Caucus Awards

The Women’s Caucus of the Association for Jewish Studies is pleased to invite applications for The Cashmere Subvention Award in Jewish Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies and the AJS Women’s Caucus Prize for Innovative Scholarship in Gender and Jewish Studies.

Cashmere Subvention Award in Jewish Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies

Applications due April 15

The AJS Women’s Caucus announces a grant of $1000 to support scholarly publication in the area of Jewish Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies. Book proposals to be considered for the grant must make a clear argument for the ways in which the work represents a contribution to any of these fields and a subfield of Jewish Studies.  Grant is open to scholars at all stages of their careers. While a contract for publication is not required at the time of application, funds can only be disbursed once a contract with a publisher is executed. In the hope that the subvention grant might help a scholar to secure a contract, the expectation is that the contract will be in hand within 12 months of receiving the award. To apply, send ONE file (PDF or DOC) which includes 2-5 page CV, 5-6 page book proposal with current state of project, and a 2 page select bibliography to  ajswomenscaucus@gmail.com by April 15, 2018

AJS Women’s Caucus Prize for Innovative Scholarship in Gender and Jewish Studies 

Applications due April 15

What is the next step for Jewish feminist and gender studies? In what ways can recent theoretical trends in feminist, gender, queer, and trans-theory impact the various disciplines within Jewish studies? In recognition of the importance of these questions, the AJS Women's Caucus invites submissions for its Prize for Innovative Scholarship in Gender and Jewish Studies. The prize will be given in recognition of a paper presented at the last AJS annual meeting within any discipline of Jewish studies that opens up new areas of inquiry or advances Jewish feminist or gender studies. The prize carries a cash award of $500. To be considered, papers must have been prepared especially for presentation at the last AJS annual meeting. 

Papers should be submitted electronically in publishable form (with full citations and bibliography) by April 15, 2018. Submissions should be sent to ajswomenscaucus@gmail.com.

If you would like to support these awards, we hope that you will consider doing so by making a donation to the AJS Women’s Caucus with a tag line specifying the fund your donation will assist.

Winners will be announced and honored at the Women's Caucus Breakfast. 

If you have any questions, please contact us at ajswomenscaucus@gmail.com

Rachel S. Harris and Helene J. Sinnreich
Co-Chairs, AJS Women’s Caucus